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New Yorkers miss out on chance to purchase original Banksy artwork for $60

Posted by Austin Tedesco  October 14, 2013 01:27 PM

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English street artist Banksy, whose works have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars, pulled a fast one on New Yorkers walking past Central Park on Saturday. A video posted to Banksy's website shows an elderly man selling "spray art" by the famous artist for just $60.

It took four hours for the first sale to occur, when a woman haggled two pieces down to 50 percent off. A couple hours later, a man from Chicago bought four because he "just needs something for the walls" in his new house.

Overall, the pieces combined to sell $420 for the day.

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